Ruling AIADMK today trashed a proposal by DMK to convene the Assembly, pass a resolution and hold an all-party meet over the Cauvery issue, saying "there is no such necessity". "For sure, I feel there is no necessity to convene the state Assembly, pass a resolution and hold an all-party meeting on the issue," veteran AIADMK leader and party Organising Secretary Panruti Ramachandran said. He was speaking to reporters hours after DMK treasurer and Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin called on Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and asked the state government to lead an all-party delegation to the Prime Minister in order to urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). Ramachandran said the Cauvery Management Board should have been set up by the Centre following the order of the Cauvery tribunal. He said there is "confidence" that the Supreme Court, which is set to hear the Cauvery matter on October 18, would give a "good ruling". He said that under the circumstances there was no necessity to hold an all-party meeting or convene the Assembly and pass a resolution on the issue. By dismissing the demand for an all-party meet and an Assembly resolution, the ruling AIADMK has stuck to its known position of securing the rights of Tamil Nadu by pursuing legal means. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had told the Assembly session held on 18 August that "I am confident that we will be able to get our due (of Cauvery water) in tune with the Cauvery tribunal's final award by getting appropriate orders of the Supreme court." She had said that in case of continued insufficient inflows in Mettur reservoir and deficient rainfall, her government would implement a Rs 64.30 crore special plan for cultivation of Samba crop to help delta farmers. DMK has all along batted for an all-party meeting and an Assembly session on issues like Cauvery to put up what it calls a "united front," to fight for the State's rights.
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